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then israel is creates a new battle hyperinflation which could reach one million just this year now the government's lot five zero off its fast appreciating current. and a new era for greece that is how the government is selling its bailout exit eight years of austerity hurts and it's not over yet. base is your business update on how at home free in berlin good to have you with us the venezuelan government's radical new plan to combat spiraling hyperinflation has left businesses and consumers confused and anxious caracas is issuing new bank notes off to slashing five zeroes off the been a good ball of our brochures like these explain how the new system is supposed to work but uncertainty over how goods will be priced is pushed many vary by his weight ins to stock up ahead of time the government was to announce a massive minimum wage hike unlikely to be affordable for many businesses already
struggling on this one a drastic policy changes are likely to worsen venezuela's economic problems. this cafe in the venezuelan capital caracas doesn't accept cash neither does this bar what they do take is cryptocurrency it's a response to the country's out of control inflation which has left ordinary venezuelans in a desperate situation a lot in italy no with a lot of that money with that cash venezuelans can either emigres or they can look for alternatives one of these alternatives is using cryptic currencies to look at the more new entrepreneurs like mario. believe daily life in venezuela can only continue if people are offered a range of payment options that are kiosk customers can use dash one as well as most popular cryptocurrency to pay for their coffee and snacks. the rise of crypto currencies has not escaped the attention of venezuela's government as part of its
plan to tackle the country's economic crisis it's launched a new currency it will be tied to the petro a crypto currency that's been banned by the united states the petro is valued at around sixty dollars roughly equivalent to a barrel of oil but some digital currency experts like roberto hong appear skeptical. just like every other crypto currency depends on people's confidence and it if people don't trust their currency it's not much use to them because nobody will accept it. one reason that dash has taken off in venezuela is that it enables transactions to be completed quickly with inflation rising at an extraordinary rate an increasing number of companies in the country have embraced the digital currency but economists are warning that crypto currency is won't put the brakes on hyper inflation and say they offer no more than a practical payment option and they're answering him on the can we have nothing no these days christa currencies are widespread and it's a good thing if there's
a government body specialized in them the public authorities need to work with society to stop this law its rules and guidelines that will benefit the economy we need to take a proactive approach to create a currency is that us ahead when we also. have the money. analysts believe venezuela's in place and right could hit one million percent by the end of the year action is therefore desperately needed but as long as the petro isn't accepted on international markets the prospects of a new currency tied to it don't appear to be rosy either. she has an electric car make a test the fell sharply early in the session following reports that the major backer seeking the company private was pulling out the saudi arabian sovereign wealth funds the chief executive you know last has said it could help fund a privatization deal is now in talks to invest in a rival new set notice she has rebounded later on monday but a still down more than twenty percent since most tweeted his plans two weeks ago
say he has secured funding u.s. securities regulators reports the probing the veracity of that and other claims to check in with our financial correspondent so fisherman ski she's on wall street for us sophie seems like investors have lost faith in course the latest. all of these have been too tough we've the plan was to make everything easier to test the to take away the pressure of being a publicly listed company judged by quarterly earnings short term profits numbers improvements in the performance as an automaker while for a month it is more about the future and about changing it it's about the vision the expensive version and so it's not easy to find investors who stick with you while your company is still not making any profit that also now you want to add to our private people start to believe that he doesn't have the money to do that the saudi arabian front seems to be looking into
a competitor as we just heard and then investors are also on top of that concern for mark felt he tweeted something late at night this weekend and the board seems to be thinking of a number two to help him out and then huffington post founder ariane i have been tweeted to get some sleep and mark replied very passive aggressively. so you see a note of the news we're hearing that pepsi is set to take over soda stream i mean i hate to sound harsh on this one but why many people sort of a soda stream was rather outdated company these days. yeah i thought the same thing had been out at pepsi co as two major reasons for this takeover first of all consumers don't want to drink sugary beverages and anymore not as much as they used to and they want to live healthier so soda stream with a soda stream they can basically accent their portfolio buy
a drink with less sugar and then the second reason is less plastic so pepsico wants to limit the use of plastic bottles yeah this sort of thing bottles can be reused right to get some sleep and don't want to drink sugary drinks all lessons from safety szymanski deceiving thank you so. lights at the end of a long tunnel for greece as it emerges from the last of its three bailout programs that means that athens is no longer dependent on aid from the european union european central bank and the international monetary fund and loans amounted to two hundred sixty billion euro. finally no more aid packages and no funding requirements but the last eight years have been tough for greece and brought dress to cost cutting measures many greeks lost their jobs and their homes on average income has fallen by a third but taxes remain high and now for most people it will be a long time before the situation improves and some are very skeptical about the future like this silversmith but also because human love personally for me in the
coming years i don't see any hope everything looks bleak to me. the love the crisis brought me and thousands of people in my position to a low point in business my company closed but in a dignified way without owing money to the state or pension funds and we could open this cafeteria and many market. he hopes he'll soon going a foothold again a lot of people try to fight their way through like that if there's a god to go you can be my hopes on something better even if we leave the bailout program i believe measures have been taken and we greeks will be paying for years to come but we all hope for something better. there's cautious optimism at the european commission in brussels. greece's transformative reforms have laid the foundations for a sustainable recovery putting in place the fundamental conditions need for
sustained growth for job creation and for sound public finances indeed used to come . but a mountain of debt remains three hundred fifty billion euros and unemployment is still high although for the first time in years it's dropped below twenty percent it's still the highest in europe. well the much straight it gregg's it greece exiting the euro zone was a voted in while greece will now stand again on its feet financially speaking has still faces a major hurdles before it its economy can be called healthy he is of austerity have left their mark especially on the greek health sector a pharmacy in a typical athens neighborhood most of those who live here belong to the middle class costas antonopoulos has known many of his customers for years. it used to be rare that someone had a problem paying but that's changed with cuts to pension benefits and the rise in
drug co-pays things have gotten tighter for more customers if you've got money then we had to have money. or to pay in my head they didn't know but if you've been with my birth i feel like giving you the medicine maybe you come by with me when i moved from them don't come back over the money. three kilometers away on land that once belonged to an airport is the headline a conflict people can come here when they don't have enough money for their medicine when the clinic was founded in two thousand and eleven it was intended to help the thousands who had lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs but today it's he's more pensioners and the chronically ill this man has diabetes. then. i would get die again as i don't have enough money to live and now i need very specific drugs but i can pay for them with their own no an examination room is
available for the most important cases now in august it's filled with medicines to be distributed donations right here daily from across europe. from cancer medicine to baby food. everything needs to be sorted and labeled more than one hundred doctors pharmacists psychologist and twice as many other volunteers keep the doors open unpaid yoko's be just blame spending cuts above all for the desolate situation but also insufficient government planning. all these years we still don't have a map for health care we have to know what will be needed where and how we can ensure medical services only then can the health system is guarded on the right path and since this moves. the clinic was supposed to close in june but following international protests it will stay open and everyone will still be needed.
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